Category: Western Victoria Region

Next Steps For Western Highway Duplication Project

The Andrews Labor Government welcomes the Federal Government’s decision which allows work to resume on the Western Highway duplication. The Labor Government has worked with the Federal Government, the local community and Traditional Owner groups for many years to deliver this urgently needed safety upgrade. There have been more than 100 crashes and 11 fatalities […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Western Victoria Region

Massive Boost To Cyber Security Training In Ballarat

Students in Ballarat will soon have access to state-of-the-art technology and training to get the skills they need for the jobs they want in the booming IT sector, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney and the Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today visited FedUni TAFE’s Mount Helen campus […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills, Western Victoria Region

Wider And Safer Roads Thanks To Vital Upgrade Package

Drivers in Victoria’s south west can now enjoy a smoother and safer journey with a package of road rebuilding and widening works now complete. The Andrews Labor Government have invested $40 million to upgrade narrow roads across south-western Victoria – with the final three roads under that package recently completed. The final roads to be […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads, Western Victoria Region

Warrnambool Racing Club Gets May Carnival Upgrade

The Warrnambool Racing Club is set to entertain even more racing enthusiasts with the Andrews Labor Government today announcing funding towards the Matilda Room extension project. The Labor Government will provide $300,000 to ensure the project can start immediately following this year’s May Carnival, with works planned to be completed in time for the famous […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing, Western Victoria Region

Improving The Mental Health Of Ballarat Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is backing residential aged care workers in Ballarat through a new program designed to support their mental health. Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy today announced $1.27 million for a new Wellbeing Track and Change program, a partnership between Prevention United and Federation University Australia, who will work with staff and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Workplace Safety, Western Victoria Region

First Meeting Of Workplace Manslaughter Taskforce

The Andrews Labor Government’s new workplace manslaughter taskforce has today held its inaugural meeting – to discuss tough new laws to keep workers safe. The Workplace Manslaughter Implementation Taskforce was announced earlier this month as the first step in developing new legislation to make workplace manslaughter a criminal offence. Led by the Member for Sydenham […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Workplace Safety, Western Victoria Region

New CFA Station For Ballarat West Region

A new state-of-the-art CFA station has opened in Ballarat West to service the growing suburb of Lucas and neighbouring communities thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today officially opened the station, located in the Ballarat West emergency services hub. The $5.8 million facility was funded by the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Western Victoria Region

Changes To Western Highway Duplication

The Andrews Labor Government will make changes to the Western Highway duplication alignment between Buangor and Ararat, responding to concerns of the Aboriginal community. The Labor Government has worked with the Aboriginal community on these localised design changes that will ensure two significant trees are retained along the alignment. Work has been undertaken with the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Western Victoria Region

Supporting Animal Welfare Groups Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with supporting our hardworking and valued animal shelters and rescue organisations with increased funding announced today. The funding has been awarded as part of the first round of grants administered by Animal Welfare Victoria and is the sixth round of grants supported by the Government’s Animal Welfare Grants […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Western Metropolitan Region, Western Victoria Region

GovHub Gets Off The Ground In Ballarat

BALLARAT  Construction is kicking off on the new Ballarat GovHub project – a key milestone for the purpose-built facility for up to 1,000 Victorian Government employees, including 600 roles relocating from Melbourne. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes welcomed the erection of timber safety hoarding around the site, ahead of construction works beginning on the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Western Victoria Region